MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — No Minneapolis police officers will face charges for a deadly encounter with an armed man last December.

Police shot 52-year-old Chiasher Vue 13 times on his porch on the 3100 block of Thomas Avenue north in the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2019.

Chiasher Vue (credit: The Vue Family)

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Vue’s son had called 911 to report his father was drunk and shooting a gun inside the house. Prosecutors say officers tried to negotiate with him, and stop him with non-lethal force. But investigators say body camera video shows Vue raising his semi-automatic rifle and firing more than a dozen shots, mostly in their direction.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman called the deadly force necessary.

“Minneapolis police took numerous steps to avert this outcome. They brought in Hmong-speaking officers to talk to Chiasher Vue by phone and face-to-face,” Freeman said. “One of the first attempts to subdue him was a non-lethal round. But ultimately, Chiasher Vue rejected the offers made to him and began firing his rifle, endangering the lives of the officers and nearby residents.”

Investigators say Vue’s blood-alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.